Fourth of July

Origin of Fourth of July

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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Fourth of July

noun
  1. the Fourth of July a holiday in the United States, traditionally celebrated with fireworks: the day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776Official name: Independence Day
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Fourth of July

The day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776; Independence Day.

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